Stealthz
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Huey, Pilots Question

Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:55 pm

Hi all,
I spent some time this last weekend photographing a rare Huey, one of the rarest I believe- LAR Transregional (Portugal) and Transmile Air Services (Malaysia)">TH-1F

My question is not about this helo per se but about Hueys in general, I realise they normally flew with a pilot & co-pilot but are two pilots required for operation or can they be flown by a single pilot?

regards

Chris
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RE: Huey, Pilots Question

Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:40 pm

UH-1's can be flown by a single pilot without trouble. The military uses two for various reasons, including safety resulting from extra eyes looking out for danger and the possibility the pilot may be wounded.
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RE: Huey, Pilots Question

Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:41 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Thread starter):
LAR Transregional (Portugal) and Transmile Air Services (Malaysia)">LAR Transregional (Portugal) and Transmile Air Services (Malaysia)">TH-1F

Apologies for any confusion here.. Forum software confuses model number of helo with Airline reference.

Regards

Chris
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RE: Huey, Pilots Question

Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:43 pm

It is essentially a single pilot aircraft.

We could not even pick one up to a hover without a body in the second pilot seat - for weight and balance reasons. It did not (in non-combat ops) have to be a pilot. Don't know how they deal with that in civilian operations. An old friend of mine owns a Huey or two and could answer that, but I don't have an email address for him.
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RE: Huey, Pilots Question

Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:37 am

I don't doubt you one bit Slam, but my Dad flies Hueys solo on a regular basis. Don't know what the dealio is, but I'll ask him. And I know for a fact on one particuliar flight back in Nam in a UH-1D he dropped off a high ranking officer of some sort for a meeting and killed about an hour flying solo until he was radio'ed to come back.

Last weekend he brought a Bell 205 A-1 (UH-1H style) Huey up from Punta Gorda, FL, to Edgewater (just south of DAB). He flew it up here alone, no ballast needed.

He gave lots of rides to family and friends over the weekend before ferrying it on to Texas. I even got some stick time, trying my hand at hovering it over the marshes at Ponce Inlet. Love it!

I don't have a scanner, but my sister just bought one and I'll try to post some pictures later this week.

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AussieAMEgirl
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RE: Huey, Pilots Question

Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:09 pm

I work out here at the Army Aviation Training centre where we have a fleet of Hueys for Loadmaster and Pilot training. And here the Huey is a single pilot operation. Then again Blackhawk test flights are also single pilot operations. All of the Aussie Huey's are operated as single pilot and sometimes a loadmaster sitting up front for the view. The aircraft captain (as we like to call em here) is seated on the RHS...same as a Blackhawk.

Hope thats helpful!

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RE: Huey, Pilots Question

Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:11 pm

I know the UH-1N's flown by the 1st HS at ADW flys with one pilot and a enlisted Flight Engineer in the LHS.
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